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NAMI Family Support Group

September 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 25, 2021

NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for family members, caregivers and loved ones of individuals living with mental illness. Gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar circumstances.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model, ensuring everyone has an opportunity to be heard and to get what they need.

  • Free of cost to participants
  • Designed for adult loved ones (18+) of individuals living with a mental illness
  • Led by family members of individuals living with a mental illness
  • Meets weekly or monthly
  • No specific medical therapy or medication is endorsed or recommended
  • Confidential

What You’ll Gain
By sharing your experiences in a safe and confidential setting, you gain hope and develop supportive relationships. This group allows your voice to be heard, and provides an opportunity for your personal needs to be met. It encourages empathy, productive discussion and a sense of community. You’ll benefit through other’s experiences, discover your inner strength and learn now to identify local resources and how to use them.

NAMI Family Support Group will help you:

  • See the individual first, not the illness
  • Recognize that mental illnesses are medical illnesses that may have environmental triggers
  • Understand that mental illnesses are traumatic events
  • Aim for better coping skills
  • Find strength in sharing experiences
  • Reject stigma and not tolerate discrimination
  • Not judge anyone’s pain
  • Forgive ourselves and reject guilt
  • Embrace humor as healthy
  • Accept that we cannot solve every problem
  • Work for a better future in a realistic way

What People Are Saying
“Using the [NAMI] support group model is so essential to the success of our family support groups. As a group, the collective wisdom covered a lot of possibilities.”

“The most beneficial thing for me was that I am not alone. I found the NAMI Family Support Group at the time I really needed it!”

**The Family Support Group is FREE and will be offered at Northwest Church of Christ, 6355 38th Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL (in the portable).

 

Thank you to our community partner:

Details

Date:
September 25
Time:
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Phyllis Beede
Phone:
727-791-3434
Email:
pbeede12@yahoo.com

Venue

Northwest Church of Christ
6355 38th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33710 United States
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Phone:
7278260807
Website:
www.nami-pinellas.org